Big changes in my life are accompanied by a sound from "Time Pilot"
Time Pilot is an 80s arcade game I liked to play. In this game you're a plane and you have to shoot other planes. When you've cleared a level, you go on to a new one, in a different time period. You're a time travelling pilot. Anyway, when this happens, there's this booming sound like a distant explosion. I always liked that sound.
When I have a big change in my life, and certainly whenever I move, I make this sound. It's symbolic for me. I make it in the car when I'm driving out of town for the last time. I also made it when I got accepted for grad school, and when I got the job here at Carleton.
I just realized it's an interesting analogy-- time travelling in a videogame and life changes.